ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who was convicted of killing a teacher in 2012 has filed a second post-conviction relief request.
The Caledonian-Record reports a judge has granted 32-year-old Allen Prue’s attorney 90 days so he can amend his client’s original PCR filing.
Prue says in his request that he had ineffective legal counsel during his trial for the kidnapping and killing of Melissa Jenkins.
Prosecutors said Prue and his now ex-wife lured Jenkins out of her St. Johnsbury home with a false claim of car trouble.
They are both serving life sentences.
Prue was one of 215 inmates the Vermont Department of Corrections recently moved to Mississippi over complaints about medical care and inmate deaths at the Camp Hill prison in Pennsylvania.